Science of Running
Science of Running
Jan 17, 2021
Episode 126: Strength Training Outside of the Weigh Room
Play • 1 hr 6 min
Strength training can occur anywhere. It’s not dependent on the weight room. In this episode we explore ways to develop strength and power outside of the weight room. From utilizing sprints and...

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The Extramilest Podcast
The Extramilest Podcast
Floris Gierman
#44: Lessons From 60+ Years of Running with Walter Liniger
Walter Liniger, 69 years young is a strong runner from Switzerland. He ran his first race at age 7, his marathon PR was set at 2:38 in 1988 in Basel. For many years he trained mostly at a high intensity, often out of the door and … full throttle. In his late sixties he wanted to find a different approach to training and racing. He discovered the approach of MAF training. His goals changed now not to chase the fastest times but to finish a race in healthy conditions and enjoying the journey. About a year and a half ago Walter joined the Marathon PR Program to get practical information, advice and guidance with a holistic approach to training and racing. It has been exciting to follow Walter's running journey on his Strava. He is a big inspiration to me and many others in our program. Recently he ran his first Ultra of 100km at the age of 68. We discuss his running journey and things he has learned along the way. If you’d like to find out more about our running coaching programs, check Hope you enjoy this conversation with Walter! Watch this full interview on YouTube here: --- YOU CAN FIND WALTER LINIGER ON STRAVA: YOU CAN FIND ME, FLORIS GIERMAN HERE: * Marathon PR Training Course: * 5K to Half Marathon Program: * YouTube: * Strava - * My website - * Podcast - * Instagram -
1 hr 17 min
The Strength Running Podcast
The Strength Running Podcast
Jason Fitzgerald
180. Pro Dana Giordano on Betting on Yourself, Taking Risks, and Making Running More Fun
Dana Giordano is a middle-distance pro runner for Adidas and the Boston Athletics Association (B.A.A.). Prior to becoming a pro, she worked at Reebok for several years as a Product Manager, while keeping up with running as a lifestyle sport. She was also an All-American at Dartmouth University and reflects often on those years of running. Dana has had an interesting year as a pro, given the global pandemic that we are all facing. Her impact goes well beyond her performance, as the host of the More than Running with Dana Giordano podcast, where she features stories of women in the sport. Dana left her job in pursuit of her Olympic dreams and shares the many challenges that she has overcome and continues to deal with. In this episode, we talk about: * Dana's journey from collegiate runner to pro * The life on an underdog elite runner * Training through cold, snowy winters * Mental skills and mindset to overcome setbacks * How to keep running fun Dana's overall humble perspectives and down-to-earth approach makes this conversation very accessible to all runners. I hope you'll come away with a new look at the life of a pro runner and how you can achieve more in this sport as well. Links & Resources from the Show: * Dana's Instagram and Twitter * Check out Dana's podcast * Children's book: Girl Running: Bobbi Gibb and the Boston Marathon Thank you to our newest sponsor, XOSKIN, who's offering 20% off with code 'SR' at checkout! I was introduced to this company a few months ago and have been impressed with the quality of the shorts and shirt that I’ve been wearing. They have a patented knitting technology that keeps you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It has even been used in Death Valley races, so you know the heat dissipation is excellent. The 3-dimensional knitting of the fabric is very comfortable and versatile because there aren’t any seams so the risk of chafing, blisters, or hot spots is a lot lower. I’m also loving that they have powerful anti-odor properties. They use both copper and a synthetic treatment to reduce odor and friction and wick moisture. Plus, it’s molecularly bonded so it doesn’t come out in the wash. Be sure to check out XOSKIN to see all of their shirts, tights, socks, compression sleeves, and more. Their clothes are made for both men and women so you're sure to find something that suits your needs. Use code SR (not case sensitive) to get 20% off your order!
52 min
The Running for Real Podcast
The Running for Real Podcast
Tina Muir
Evie Serventi: Build Your Mental Flexibility - R4R 237
The changing relationship runners may have with the sport throughout our lives. For Evie, she just moved back to Australia after years of living in the UK. She was also a sports psychologist and enjoyed a lot of sports before having twins last year. Now she’s slowly introducing sports into her life again and building her career back up. Evie predominantly loves swimming and triathlon and has competed at an amateur level and age group competitions. It was when she was pregnant with twins that her life changed and she turned to walking as a way to keep active. As a psychologist, she learned how to prepare for changing times. “I've learned lots of skills in terms of how to be adaptable and flexible, and we're going to talk about mental flexibility,” Evie said. “When the twins were born again, I really didn't do much. And I remember, you know, is sitting on the couch, thinking I can't remember the last time I have sat for so long.” She talks about the importance of checking in with yourself because going from a competitive athlete to having no support at all after having children and during COVID, it’s difficult to find time for yourself. Our relationship with running and sports is constantly evolving so we must be flexible and adapt with it. Creating a Plan B. After realizing her original plans of early swims weren’t working, Evie came up with a strategy called Plan B to ensure she gives herself grace and flexibility while still making space for activities she enjoys. “On Monday morning, check with my husband to see what meetings he's got that day. Can I slip out during the day for a lunch Swim? Can I go in the evening, or should I just bump it to the next day, or can I do some yoga at home?” Mental toughness is the ability to perform at a consistently high level regardless of what you’re faced with. When it comes to scheduling time for runs or other sports, those sorts of challenges and adversities are part of that mental toughness athletes should build up. But the flexibility aspect is just as important. It’s about practicing compassions with yourself and allowing yourself to be flexible and not beat yourself up over skipping workouts. That’s where Evie’s Plan B comes in handy. But you should always treat yourself with self-compassion because there's a difference between pushing through discomfort and a place of pain where you should stop. How do you recognize the difference? Evie suggests creating a pain log for developing an understanding of your own pain threshold. Write down details about the injury like what intensity it was when it occurred and how long it occurred for. Develop flexibility Develop that flexibility by doing things you don't normally do, or don’t do things you normally do. It doesn't even have to be sport-related. Think about it's reconnecting with what's important to you in life. There's always a purpose. Ask yourself why you run? What is it that you love about running? What is it that you love about your training? “Realize that we haven't just got obstacles in the way, we’ve got opportunities here to be creative and to focus on small goals,” Evie says. “Think of what you can focus on. What you can do and what you can't do.” Evie is taking new clients again Evie is back ready to help people with the goals, challenges, and adversities they face. Although she’s in Australia, she can work with people anywhere. She’s registered in the UK and is waiting for her registration in Australia. “I've always had a really strong interest in injury and helping people manage transitions with the sports, including injuries.” RESOURCES: Evie’s past episodes on episode 108 and episode 114 Evie’s website Rebound: Train Your Mind to Bounce Back Stronger from Sports Injuries by Carrie Cheadle and Cindy Kuzma Thank you to my wonderful sponsor Athletic Greens, Momentous, and my New podcast for sponsoring this episode of the Running for Real Podcast. Athletic Greens is a simple and easy way to get 75 vitamins, minerals, and whole food source ingredients. Just to help my immune system be stronger and greater! It is so simple to make and it tastes good as well. I used this for my prenatal and I am still using it while breastfeeding. Now you can get up to a YEAR supply of Vitamin D3 and K2 for free with your first purchase of Athletic Greens through my podcast. Visit here to learn more! Being a tough year with additional stresses on top of an already overwhelming situation means sleep can often be lost...but it is the one thing that we know would help us. Being a former insomniac, I know the frustration going to bed early, yet being unable to switch your brain off can bring. These Momentous Elite Sleep capsules are fantastic and contain Melatonin, Magtein® (Magnesium L-threonate), and Wild Jujube Seed Extract which together will help reduce nighttime anxiety, gently fall asleep and improve circadian rhythm to achieve higher quality sleep. Go here and use code TINA for 20% off. My new podcast with my co-host Knox Robinson from my 200th episode has launched! These episodes are going to go a bit deeper when it comes to the running world and the problems we are facing. I am very excited to have Tracksmith funding this project for us. Subscribe below to listen to the new podcast. Apple (iTunes) Podcast | Stitcher | Castbox | Overcast | Spotify | Google podcasts | Thanks for listening! I hope you enjoyed today's episode. To share your thoughts: Leave a note in the comment section below. Join the Running for Real Facebook Group and share your thoughts on the episode (or future guests you would like to hear from) Share this show on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest. To help out the show: Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews will really help me climb up the iTunes rankings and I promise, I read every single one. Not sure how to leave a review or subscribe, you can find out here. Thank you to Evie, I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.
1 hr 26 min
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